Thursday, August 18, 2022

Mother Sun Shares New Single “Webbed Feet”

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Canadian psych-pop Mother Sun have seemingly gone south of the border for their single, “Webbed Feet.” This statement is not necessarily true as Mother Sun have a larger expedition in mind as there’s a Krautrock bridge in the middle of the track that borders on skronk. 

Mother Son’s forthcoming LP, including “Webbed Feet,” is chock full of melodic, idiosyncratic psych-pop which sees the band embracing a carefree sense of musical exploration combined with lyrics evoking imagery of the natural world. That track’s blend of riotous complexity and souped up devolution digs at the thesis of the album as it teeters at the edge. “It’s all about the way our thoughts control us and we control them,” Doherty says. “Being anxious about mind control, noticing your surroundings, caring for your mental health, being mindful of others, and not letting your train of thought run away due to complacency.” Give it a listen below.  

Today, Canadian psych quartet Mother Sun announce a brand new LP entitled Train of Thought, due October 28 via Earth Libraries, as well as the band’s own small label, Kamloops BC-based Divine Bovine Records. To celebrate and kick off the album cycle, they have also shared the record’s first single, “Webbed Feet,” which comes alongside an accompanying music video.

Posing a question, falling asleep/ Glued to a fish eye, blind in the ocean/ Water resistance, growing webbed feet,” Doherty sings on their new track as a pulse of retro soundtrack horns and bombast drums propel his bleary-eyed vocals into an endless psychedelic expanse.

That track’s blend of riotous complexity and souped up devolution digs at the thesis of the album as it teeters at the edge. “It’s all about the way our thoughts control us and we control them,” Doherty says. “Being anxious about mind control, noticing your surroundings, caring for your mental health, being mindful of others, and not letting your train of thought run away due to complacency.”

Train of Thought
, the third full length release by Kamloops, British Columbia based psych quartet Mother Sun is a 12 song day trip through an overstimulated frame of mind. Using 60’s and 70’s  psych pop, garage rock, jazz and soul as a jumping off point, the band refines their modern eclectic storytelling through lush and adventurous arrangements, highlighted by abstract hooks, velvety strings and triumphant horns.

The record was recorded primarily live off the floor at Little Red Sounds Studio in Vancouver BC by producer Felix Fung. On the record, Mother Sun teamed up with a variety of musicians from their hometown of Kamloops BC, notably a string quartet from the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra. Horn arrangements written by two members of the band were performed by Vancouver based musicians Anita Eccleston and Mike WT Allen.

Greg Kinne
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Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.

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